The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, Inc.SM (ABMDI) is a
national, not-for-profit, independent professional certification board
that has been established to promote the highest standards of
practice for medicolegal death investigators.
The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators will certify
individuals who have the proven knowledge and skills necessary to
perform medicolegal death investigations as set forth in Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator
published in 1999 by the National
Institutes of Justice. This is a voluntary certification program.
The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators was created,
designed, and developed by veteran, practicing medicolegal death
investigators who have been involved in the development of Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator.
It will also assist the courts and public in evaluating competency of the certified individual.
Purpose of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, Inc.SM
The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, Inc.SM does not:
- To enhance and maintain professional standards by evaluating knowledge, competency, and skills of
medicolegal death investigators based on examination.
- To administer objective and reliable examinations (basic and advanced) in the field of
medicolegal death investigation.
- To recognize qualified individuals who demonstrate mastery of basic and advanced skills and knowledge
of medicolegal death investigation by granting certificates to those individuals who have met all
application requirements and successfully completed rigorous examination
- To recertify individuals every five years according to established
recertification criteria including continuing education
requirements to ensure that the individual is current in the field.
- To encourage medicolegal death investigators to adhere to high standards of professional practice and ethical
conduct when performing medicolegal death investigations.
- To raise the level of professional competency in medicolegal death investigation by identifying appropriate training
courses for professional development.
- To maintain a publicly accessible listing of ABMDI certificants in good standing.
Disclaimer: The opinions and beliefs expressed by our certificants do not necessarily represent
those of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, Inc.
- Delineate who may or may not conduct medicolegal death investigations.
- Seek special priveleges of any kind for certificants.
- Make any representations as to the certificant's work product.